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Summary

Despite their mostly happy marriage, when their son Ricky’s girlfriend vanishes, Maggie and Jones find themselves at odds – Maggie is positive Ricky had nothing to do with Charlene’s disappearance, while Jones isn’t as sure. With Charlene gone, the memory of another young girl who went missing some 20 years ago is haunting the town. That story didn’t have a happy ending, and almost everyone has an unrevealed reason to keep the horror of it firmly in the past.

As Jones and the police turn their focus on Ricky, Maggie must find out the truth about what happened all those years ago. In order to save her son and the young woman whose life hangs in the balance, she’ll test the bonds of her community – and find out just how fragile they can be.

©2010 Lisa Unger (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

'Compelling and true to life characters...highly recommended.' ( Library Journal)
'A rich tapestry of psychological wounds...Cleverly plotted and emotionally engaging.' ( Kirkus Reviews)

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You can go wrong with a Lisa Unger book

Would you consider the audio edition of Fragile to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fragile?

Discovering that Jones was 'involved' in the murder of Sarah

What does Nancy Linari bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The drama

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Your past can haunt you